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#1 Rayal49

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Posted 02 March 2008 - 07:19 PM

In xp pro you can disable a local account, is there anyway you can do this in xp home?

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Posted 02 March 2008 - 07:36 PM

Do you mean user accounts? If so, you do it the same way in XP Home that it's done in Pro.

Start menu/User Accounts.

You can delete the account from there.

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Posted 03 March 2008 - 03:47 AM

Sorry , not delete just temporarily disable account

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Posted 03 March 2008 - 03:55 AM

This can only be done with the Guest account. Not other accounts. :thumbsup:

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Posted 03 March 2008 - 06:22 PM

this may be a little advanced but see if this helps

1: go to Start then click on Run
2: in the prompt that comes up type in cmd
3: when a black screen comes up type in this command

net user Username /active:no

(replace Username with the username of the person whose account you want to disable and if the username is two words use quotes. eg. "User name")

4: if all works will you should see the phrase "command completed successfully"
5: close the black screen (cmd) by either clicking on the X at the top right or by typing in the word exit

Edited by powerjuce, 03 March 2008 - 06:23 PM.


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Posted 04 March 2008 - 06:25 PM

Great tip powerjuce! It works just fine in my XP VM. It removes the account from the User Control Panel - and the /active:yes switch will restore it.
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Posted 07 March 2008 - 07:49 PM

Hi, Powerjuice,
Sorry to say your suggestion did not work,thanks anyway
Lecy

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 07:58 PM

i am curious what, what did you type into the cmd (try again and then type everything as a comment) because i have used that command multiple times and it has always worked

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Posted 08 March 2008 - 08:26 PM

Hi Powerjuice,
Iam going to try to send you a screenshot of what i get.Attached File  untitledA.bmp   433.46KB   28 downloads Maybe you can tell mewhere i am going wrong.
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Posted 09 March 2008 - 12:47 AM

Looks like there is a space missing ...account 1" /active:no

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 09:00 AM

yup what he said is right

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 06:43 PM

Hi Powerjuice,
You were right, it was me that got it wrong , apologies.
Lecy

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